Notes and Presentations




Opening Session


  • Tone-set by facilitators and community leaders

  • Interactive exercises that prepare us to actively participate and think creatively with vision and focus

  • Frames the exciting challenge we’re collaborating around

  • Orientation to the day


Living Models



Built Environment:



Solution Strategy Discussions

Food: Facilitators Sean Gosiewski, Collie Graddick, and Sam Grant – View the Notes: Food_Strategy Disc

Energy: Facilitators George Crocker, Timothy DenHerder-Thomas, and Kristen Eide-Tollefson – View the Notes: Energy_Strategy Disc

Built Environment: Facilitators Savannah Duby and Zachary Zweifler – Review the Notes: Built Envi_ Strategy Disc



Tools For Change

  • Moving from Embodied Apartheid to Embodying Liberation – Embody Deep Democracy; Founder, T. Zea Leguizamon – F1; Review Notes: Embody Deep Dem Notes

  • Pathway to a Worker Coop – LET’S GO Chicago; Peter Hoy – F2; Review Notes: Worker Coop Notes

  • Businesses in Relationship with Entrepreneurial Thinking – Ralph Jacobson and Jamez Staples – BE1

  • Community-driven Land Use Planning, Advocacy, and Development – Corcoran Neighborhood Association; Eric Gustafson – BE2: Review Notes: Hiawatha-Lake Dev notes; View the Presentation: Hiawatha-Lake Dev Presentation

  • Emerging Innovative Finance Models for Community Business Development – Guncheon Financial, LLC; Kelly Guncheon – BE3

  • Linking Endowment Campaigns to Visionary Economies: Divestment, Community Investment, and a Just Transition – Greta Neubauer of the Divestment Student Network and Marcie Smith of the Responsible Endowments Coalition – E1; Review Notes: Divest-Reinvest Notes

  • How Transformative Shifts in the Past Can Leap-Frog Us into the Future – Children’s Hope International; Jean Lee – E2



Collaboration Planning



Closing Session

The closing session allows synthesis and report-back of the work of the day, including reconnect us to our shared purpose and identifying next steps going forward. Closing inspiration.